170 years ago today - Mar 10, 1844

The Council of Fifty (sometimes called "The Council of the Gods") is organized. Of fifty-eight members appointed that spring, all but eleven either had been endowed or were members of the Nauvoo Lodge.

[Source: Brooke, John L. The Refiner's Fire: The Making of Mormon Cosmology, 1644-1844. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1994. p.267]

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